Delinquencies on U.S. prime jumbo residential-backed securities nearly tripled in December, to 9.2% from a year earlier, led by California and Florida, Fitch Inc. said Tuesday.

The five states with the highest volume of prime jumbo loans outstanding — California, New York, Florida, Virginia and New Jersey — account for about two-thirds of the loans in question, Fitch said. The delinquency rate for the loans issued in 2006 and 2007, at the height of the housing bubble, rose to 12.7% nationally, from 4.3%, Fitch said.

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